The 50th Anniversary edition of the Society’s flagship publication, Scottish Pottery Historical Review, is now available for sale.
The limited run of 250 numbered copies are available for £25 plus postage – or you can collect for free at a local meeting.
To order your copy, please Contact Us
The next upcoming in-person meeting of the East of Scotland will take place at:
German Church, 1 Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh, EH9 1TW
EDINBURGH Friday 10th November, 7.30p.m.
Robin Jones: Piggy Banks and Money Boxes
In a repeat of his very successful talk given recently to the SPS Western Region meeting, Robin will discuss the various types of children’s money boxes made by various Scottish potteries. Robin has asked that members bring along any money boxes or piggy banks to show at the meeting.
Date : December 4th, 2023
Time : 2pm – 4pm
Place : Partick Burgh Halls, Room 9 Burgh Hall Street, G11 5LY
SPS Christmas Party: Bring your own pots
Articles for publication
The Society is always very grateful to receive articles for publication to appear in either our regular bulletin or flagship SPHR publications.
If you have an article for submission, please contact us.
Do you have a pottery question?
Have you found a piece of Scottish pottery you want to know more about?
Post your query with an image on our Facebook Page and let the community help you out (see below for a live window on current discussions)
What we do
Our members have a passion for Scottish ceramics and we study (mostly) the Industrial Potteries from 1750-1950 and share our work via talks, publications and online
We have an ongoing project to digitise our archives and publish them on this website.
Meetings and Activities
The Society organises for members a lively programme of meetings and presentations. Some of these are held at venues in Glasgow or Edinburgh and live-streamed on the internet. Other sessions are internet-only. Our speakers are specialist academics, researchers, collectors and practitioners, who together embody the widest and deepest knowledge and expertise in Scottish ceramics available anywhere.
Publications and Social Media
The Society publishes the peer-reviewed journal Scottish Pottery Historical Review every two years or so. All back issues are available to members on this website.
Members receive regular email updates containing reports on meetings, latest research, and planned activities.
Benefits of Membership
Membership of the Scottish Pottery Society gives you:
- Participation in meetings and activities both in person and online
- Regular updates with reports on meetings, latest research, and planned activities
- Access to all areas of this website, including a full digitised archive of Society publications and original research.
- A printed copy of each new issue of Scottish Pottery Historical Review, the most important and authoritative journal about Scottish ceramics
- Direct access to a network of the world’s most knowledgeable and experienced experts in Scottish ceramics.
- The opportunity to help the Society advance knowledge and research in Scottish Ceramics
Scottish Pottery expert and author George Haggarty has recently released his latest publication:
“The Alastair Leslie Collection Volume One: Eighteenth Century West Pans Porcelain c.1764-77 “
Beautifully illustrated copies are available in softcover & hardback:
The Society is run entirely by volunteers, who give up their time to help with:
- Speaking at events, meetings, lectures and on Zoom
- Researching and writing articles for our publications
- Building, updating and maintaining our website and social media
- Serving on SPS committees to help manage the Society’s core functions
- Scoping, planning and delivering Scottish Pottery exhibitions
- Fundraising; to help the Society increase its reach and ensure its financial stability
- Taking office-bearer roles, such as President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.